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Brendan Steele |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 175
College: California-Riverside

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For the third consecutive round, overnight co-leader Brendan Steele signed a bogey-free scorecard, this time reading 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the CIMB Classic.
Alas, at 24-under 264, Steele checked up two strokes adrift of the winner, Justin Thomas. The 32-year-old hit 15 greens in regulation and rolled in four birdies today. He played his last 60 holes of the tournament in bogey-free 22-under. He missed only 10 GIR and squared two bogeys on the week. Despite the disappointment of falling short, Steele has been nearly automatic of late as this is his best of five top 20 in just his last eight starts. Nov 1 - 2:12 AM

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Brendan Steele fashioned a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-33=66 in his third round of the CIMB Classic to post 20-under 196, good for a share of the 54-hole lead with Justin Thomas.

Steele piped just eight (of 14) fairways but he hit 16 greens in regulation and picked off six birdies, three on each nine. He's missed only seven GIR all week, yet ranked T4 in the stat. More impressively, if you can believe it, is that he's played his last 42 holes in bogey-free 18-under. The 32-year-old slept on the outright lead entering the finale of the Open just two weeks ago. He then closed with 76 and disappeared into a tie for 17th place. So, it's not out of the equation that he's seeking immediate redemption from that failure in Kuala Lumpur. Steele will give it a go on Sunday in pursuit of his second PGA TOUR title in 130 starts.
Oct 31 - 3:24 AM

Brendan Steele followed his opening 67 at the CIMB Classic with a bogey-free, 9-under-par 33-30=63 in today's second round to post 14-under 130, good for very early possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Steele is back in the form that yielded outright leads after 18, 36 and 54 holes at the Open before he faded into a T17. He went out in the first threesome off the 10th tee today but still sat alone in second overall when he walked off. He missed only green in regulation and connected for an eagle (at the par-5 third hole) and seven birdies. Stifling conditions may be partly to blame for keeping spectator turnout to a minimum, not to mention it's still only Friday, but the locals are missing a light show inside the ropes. The greens are especially receptive, thus paving the way for deep numbers thus far.
Oct 30 - 12:27 AM

Brendan Steele lapped Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club in 5-under-par 33-34=67 in today's opening round of the CIMB Classic, positioning himself inside the top 10 and five strokes off the clubhouse lead.

He corralled seven birdies but didn't emerge until birdies at the par-4 17th and par-5 18th holes to conclude his day. Overall, Steele totaled 14 greens in regulation and squared two bogey-5s. He tied for 25th here in his last trip in 2013, so you can't rule out whatever course knowledge he gleaned from that experience as an aid today.
Oct 29 - 1:53 AM

Overnight leader Brendan Steele back-pedaled to a 4-over-par 36-40=76 in today's final round of the Open to conclude his fifth appearance at 10-under 278 and a disappointing T17-finish.

Steele was looking to become just the third wire-to-wire winner in recent play on TOUR, joining Jordan Spieth (Masters) and Jason Day (BMW Championship), the only two who accomplished the feat last season. He began championship Sunday clinging to a one-stroke margin over two players and things were shaky from the outset, missing a seven-footer for birdie at the first. Following back-to-back bogeys at the third and fourth, the 32-year-old chipped-in for eagle from off the green at the par-5 fifth to get back to even. Over his next six holes, he outpaced bogey at the seventh with birdies at nine and 10 to get back into the mix, but stalled out with five bogeys over his last seven holes. After recording positive numbers in strokes gained: putting the first two days, Steele regressed to the negatives over the last two rounds, including today's -2.172.
Oct 18 - 10:56 PM

Overnight leader Brendan Steele battled to a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in the third round of the Open for a three-day tally of 14-under 202, good for a one-shot advantage over Andrew Loupe and Kevin Na.

It's Steele, Steele and more Steele as the Irvine, California, resident has led the ninth edition of the after each of the first three rounds. Today's loop started with a two-shot lead over four players and was his first outright 36-hole lead on the PGA TOUR. He was T1 after 36 holes at the 2011 Valero Texas Open, where he went on to win his lone title, 117 starts ago. He chased a course-record 63 in round one, with 70 yesterday, and followed with a four-birdie against one-bogey effort on Saturday. The 32-year-old split nine (of 14) fairways and peppered 17 greens in regulation, but struggled on the greens posting a -1.161 mark in strokes gained: putting. His split included an 8'3" roll at the par-4 first and a kick-in at the par-5 fifth before squaring his lone bogey at eight, three-putting from 36'2". A bounceback from 19'10" at the par-5 ninth was followed by a four-footer at 10, but that was it for Steele, concluding his round with eight straight pars.
Oct 17 - 8:43 PM

Overnight leader Brendan Steele followed his opening 63 at the Open with a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in today's second round, good for 11-under 133 and the 36-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: Steele will sleep on a two-stroke margin over a foursome in pursuit.

It was a tug-of-war for Steele and Silverado today. He missed five greens in regulation and squared three bogeys as a result. However, he found five birdies to compensate, four of which from outside 10 feet to boot. His longest taped off at 24'11" at the par-4 first hole where he began the day. Steele also managed to maintain balance throughout his bag. At the break, both of his aggregate splits in the strokes-gained categories sat north of 4.595. He also leads the field in putts per GIR at 1.533.
Oct 16 - 9:12 PM

Brendan Steele scorched Silverado Resort and Spa's North Course for nine birdies en route to a bogey-free, 9-under-par 29-34=63 in today's opening round of the Open.

The 32-year-old couldn't have wanted a better start to the season. He landed 17 greens in regulation and even parred one of the four par 5s before signing for the course record. UPDATE: Johnny Miller signed for the same after his first round of the 1976 Kaiser International Open Invitational, so Steele technically shares the record even though Miller himself oversaw an extensive redesign in 2011. Defending champion Sangmoon Bae, who is attending to his military obligation in South Korea and not competing this week, and Mark Hubbard shared the previous low with 65s in Silverado's debut. Three of Steele's birdies today disappeared from outside 18 feet, the longest measuring 25'5" at the par-4 12th hole, his third of the round. As the afternoon wave gets going, at last check, he led the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green (4.124) and ranked second in strokes gained: putting (3.066).
Oct 15 - 4:11 PM

Brendan Steele jumped up the leaderboard with a bogey-free, 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of this week's BMW Championship.

Steele departed the course with 2.748 strokes gained over the field, today. Despite the great performance, he finished with the lowest score of his three-ball (Fowler -5, Holmes -4). The long hitter was a perfect 8-for-8 in scrambling opportunities, including a pair of par-savers from outside seven feet. Steele will begin the final round at 10-under 203.
Sep 19 - 5:17 PM

Brendan Steele makes his third BMW Championship appearance and second at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Steele last qualified for the BMW in 2013 (Conway Farms GC), where he finished 61st (of 70) on rounds of 75-68-72-77. In his only other appearance, he placed 68th (of 69) in the 2011 edition at Cog Hill G&CC. On both of those occasions, his season ended at the third leg of the FedExCup Playoffs, finishing 70th and 52nd, respectively, in the final FEC standings. This season, the 32-year-old enters the tournament ranked 60th in FEC points. He seemed to have momentum heading to the postseason posting a T7 at the Barracuda Championship and chasing with a T12 at the PGA Championship, but opened the Playoffs with a missed cut (by three) at The Barclays and a T44 at the Deutsche Bank on rounds of 70-67-72-75.
Sep 15 - 7:32 AM

Brendan Steele put a bow on his third PGA and first tour of Whistling Straits with a final-round, 5-under-par 32-35=67 in the 97th PGA Championship.

In two previous PGA's, Steele finished T58 in 2014 (Valhalla) and T19 in 2011 at Atlanta Athletic Club. With play still in progress, he's in the clubhouse at 10-under 278, currently tied tenth. Steele began the day at 5-under (T24) and 10 back, but just three swings from the overnight top 10. He circled six birdies on the card, including three straight at Nos. 4-6. Steele was bogey-free thru 17 holes, adding par breakers on eight, 14 and 16, before swallowing his lone bogey, three-putting the 18th from 43'11". It was just his third bogey of the week, T1 in that stat at the time he signed his card. Regardless, this will be the 32-year-old's best finish in six total major championship appearances.
Aug 16 - 5:12 PM

Brendan Steele followed his opening 69 at the 97th PGA Championship with another in today's second round.

Going out in the second threesome off the first tee in today's afternoon wave at Whistling Straits, Steele submitted respective nines of 36 and 33. He's had all facets of his game working all week. In today's stroll, he split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, picking off an eagle from inside four feet at the par-5 16th hole and two birdies, both kick-ins. Overall, he's 9-for-9 in scrambling with only one blemish, that a three-putt bogey from 22'1" at the par-3 seventh hole today. At 6-under 138, Steele is just one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Aug 14 - 6:21 PM

Brendan Steele got after it early at the 97th PGA Championship and posted bogey-free, 3-under-par 35-34=69, good for very early possession of the clubhouse lead.

He went out with the second threesome off the 10th tee at Whistling Straits this morning and hit 13 greens in regulation en route to three birdies. Alas, Steele's longest conversion dropped for par from just 10'7" at the par-3 third hole. He arrived having recorded a T7 in Reno on Sunday, a site where the 32-year-old has enjoyed repeated success, so it appears, at least early, that it proved as the ideal primer for the final major of 2015. Steele's only two previous paydays in five starts in the majors have occurred in this tournament.
Aug 13 - 1:07 PM

Brendan Steele settled for eight points in today's final round of the Barracuda Championship to conclude his fourth appearance in Reno at 40 points, currently T7 on the live leaderboard.

Steele boasts two top 10s in three tries in Reno, Nevada, and his effort this week will net him a third, but will fall short of his personal best of solo fourth in 2013. He began the day with 32 points (solo ninth) and nine points back. On his round, he striped 12 (of 14) fairways but will look to his 11 greens in regulation as the reason he didn't mount a further charge. Steele squared just four bogeys on the week, T1 in that stat at last check, but logged two of those today at the ninth and 17th, three-putting the latter from 26 feet seven inches. He penciled five birdies on the card, but four came at the par 5s, his other came from 2'5" at the par-4 sixth. The 32-year-old entered the week 56th in the FedExCup standings with three top 10s on 19 starts.
Aug 9 - 8:49 PM

Overnight co-leader Brendan Steele fell back with six points in the third round of the Barracuda Championship for a three-day total of 32, nine points adrift and down eight places on the leaderboard.

Steele began the day sharing the 36-hole lead with playing partner Andres Gonzales and a two-point advantage over two players. Trouble came early for the 32-year-old, dropping three points with a double bogey-7 at the second, which included a three-putt from three feet, seven inches. He bounced back with birdies on the fifth and sixth from outside 30 feet, the former coming via a pitch-in from off the green. After bogey at the seventh, Steele reached the break at zero points. He rallied with three birdies on his inward half at Nos. 11, 13 and 14, each from inside seven feet, but also missed two scoring chances from similar distances. Steele was the odds-maker favorite entering the week and for two rounds he played like it. He was T2 after 54 holes in 2013, eventually finishing solo fourth with a disappointing final day of three points, his best finish in three appearances and second top 10.
Aug 9 - 12:07 AM